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New Manhattan “Special Waste” Drop-Off Site Opens to Residents November 1; Joins Locations in Other Boroughs

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Vito A. Turso/Belinda A. Mager

Press Release # 14-74, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Starting Saturday, November 1, the New York City Department of Sanitation will re-open a “special waste” drop-off site in Manhattan. The new location, now at 74 Pike Slip, joins drop-off sites in the other boroughs in providing all city residents a place to easily, and safely, dispose of potentially harmful household products such as motor oil, latex paint and batteries.

“Many residents have potentially harmful products in their homes,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “These items can be dangerous if they are left at curbside and end up in a landfill. By taking them to one of our drop-off locations, residents are making a responsible decision and helping to keep our environment clean and green.”

All five drop-off sites will now be open every Saturday and the last Friday of the month, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. They are open to New York City residents only, and may not be used by commercial businesses. Residents must provide proof of NYC residency to utilize the sites.

Residents may bring the following materials to the Special Waste Drop-Off Sites:

  • Latex Paint
  • Alkaline Batteries
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Lithium and Rechargeable Batteries
  • Motor Oil and Transmission Fluid
  • Motor Oil Filters
  • Fluorescent Bulbs & CFLs
  • Mercury Containing Devices (such as thermostats & thermometers)
  • Passenger Tires

Current Special Waste Drop-Off Locations

  • Bronx: Located in Hunts Point at Farragut Street and the East River. The entrance is on Farragut Street, off Food Center Drive
  • Brooklyn: 1824 Shore Parkway, in Bensonhurst, at 25th Avenue and Gravesend Bay, adjacent to the DSNY Brooklyn District 11 garage
  • Manhattan: Located at 74 Pike Slip between Cherry Street and South Street under the Manhattan Bridge
  • Queens: 120-15 31st Avenue, in College Point, at 30th Avenue, between 120th and 122nd Streets, at the northwest corner of the DSNY Queens District 7 garage
  • Staten Island: Located at the foot of Muldoon Avenue, off the Muldoon Avenue exit of the southbound West Shore Expressway, adjacent to the DSNY Staten Island District 3 garage

For more information, visit: www.nyc.gov/safedisposal.  

About the New York City Department of Sanitation

The Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through the efficient management of solid waste and the development of environmentally sound long-range planning for handling refuse, including recyclables. The Department operates 59 district garages and manages a fleet of 2,022 rear-loading collection trucks, 450 mechanical brooms and 365 salt/sand spreaders. The Department clears litter, snow and ice from approximately 6,000 miles of City streets and removes debris from vacant lots as well as abandoned vehicles from City streets.